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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 5, 1923.)
A seven and half pound jack rabbit was run down by Austin Agee on primary road No. 3 west of Mount Ayr last evening.
Mr. Agee endeavored to miss the rabbit, which blinded by the glare of the headlights, dashed suddenly in front of the car and there was not time to stop.
It used to be unusual to see a jack rabbit in this part of the country, but in recent years their number has increased, which may be accounted for by the fact crops are always abundant and good living is the reward of hustling.
Announcement has been made that the Grimes Clothing Company in Mount Ayr will be completely closed out. Mr. M.F. Grimes, of Leon, having decided to devote his entire time to growing the clothing business in Leon.
Marriage: Thanksgiving evening, Marjorie Jarred and Mark Beymer.
Births: November 26 a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Mace German…Last week a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Keller.
Obituaries in this edition were: Adlasca Lievertus Reynolds and Isabel Milligan Pollock.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 2, 1948.)
Open house will be held Friday and Saturday of this week at the electric power plant of the SW Federated Power Corp., Inc. three miles north of Creston, which has begun the generation of electricity for 5 Rideta Electric Assoc. Cooperatives serving 10,000 farms in 14 counties in southern Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holland and daughter, Phyllis, went to Des Moines Saturday where Sunday Phyllis boarded a plane for Washington, D.C. where she will be employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Five hundred dollars worth of books will be formally presented to the schools of Ringgold county during a program to be held Monday evening, December 6.
The check for $500, which was used in the purchase of the books, was presented to Ringgold county as first place winner in the Good Citizenship Contest, held this spring and sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
Marriage: November 27, Julia Sheumaker and Floyd Klang…November 26, Bonnie Dobey and Lloyd Campbell…November 24, Betty Roberts and Cecil Hanie.
Births: November 26, a daughter, Kayla, to Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Smith…November 25, a daughter, Nancy, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ritter…November 25, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McGahuey…November 21, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Nelson…November 13, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Henderson…November 11, a daughter, Mary, to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Cerndiff…November 22, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Adkisson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Chester C. Griffith, Albert Lyle Kelley and Charles H. Lininger.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 6, 1973.)
The possibility of another rental housing unit for Mount Ayr was discussed at the annual meeting of share holders of Mount Ayr Manor, Inc., Monday night.
The corporation has already built two rental units, one of six apartments on W. Adams Street, the other of four apartments on N. Fillmore Street. Both have been filled since their completion.
Rain, freezing rain, and snow lashed Ringgold county and the midwest Tuesday as the first snow storm of the winter hit the area. As might be expected, the freezing rain raised havoc with utility lines in the area. A number of rural lines was reported out by Rideta Electric Cooperative, with the first calls coming in about 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The Mount Ayr Raider wrestlers finished fifth Saturday in the Greenfield Invitational tournament, just 5 points out of third place. Two Raiders, Ed Rotert and Duane Blades, won individual titles in the seasons first big tourney.
Births: December 3, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith.
Obituary in this edition was, Arthur Haley.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, November 28, 1998.)
Darin Stephens, son of Dick and Jennie Stephens, of Clearfield was on hand when John Glenn, now 77 years of age, launched on the latest space shuttle mission.
Five letter winners are back to lead MAC Raiderette basketball team this year. The Raidertte letter winners include, Annie Johnson, Debbie Stephens, Cara Smith, Trisha Routh, Jolene Frost.
The Raider basketball team will have six returning lettermen which includes, Brooks Brown, Brandon Greene, Brandon Yoder, Jeremy Burmeister, and Nolan Howie.
Returning letterwinners for the Raider wrestling squad include, Ben Dorr, Seth Kotouc, Brett Shields, Mitch Gourley, Matt Gilliland, Shane Bishop, Jeremy Reasoner, Andy McAlexander and Ian Orecht.
Full-time Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Program staff have been added to the local USDA-FSA office in Mount Ayr. Staffing the farm loan program portion of Ringgold county FSA office are Rhonda Triggs and Marla Crawford.
Births: October 12, a daughter, Jennifer, to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hughes.
Obituaries in this edition are: Mary Julia Black Triggs and Henry G. Elmer.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, December 5, 2013.)
Over 100 hardy souls got up early on a cold Thanksgiving morning to participate in the first annual Turkey Trot fun run. Costumes were a big attraction as a collection of pilgrims, Indians, turkeys, and some unidentifiable creatures ran and walked the designated routes through the streets of Mount Ayr.
Ceremonies inducting new members into Mount Ayr Chapter of the National Honor Society were held last week. New members include, Adrian Richards, Mariah Restaro, Christina Overholtzer, Noah Larson, Ashton Johnson, Katelyn Holmes, Shelbie Greene, Laneesa Brand, Tyler Triggs, Grant Staats and Allie Shields.
In only his first season of figure 8 racing, Landry McGahuey of Mount Ayr won the track championship at both the Warren County Raceway at Indianola and the Dallas County Raceway at Adel. McGahuey ended up the season with a total of 5 feature wins and 2 top five finishes.
Marriage: September 14 Travis Hitch and Amrie Smith.
Obituaries in this edition were: Kathryn Ann Jensen Hall and Jack Hoston.